International Football History and Statistics

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This site is driven by a unique database of English and international football including the FIFA World Cup and FA Premier League since their inception.

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On this day in football history

1889 Preston North End who were League Champions and FA Cup winners were beaten 2-1 by Celtic in Glasgow.
1903 Bradford City were elected to the Second Division of the Football League without ever having played a match. These circumstances were repeated two years later when Chelsea were similarly elected.
1914 The English and Irish Leagues agreed to mutually respect the retained lists of clubs within those leagues. This followed the cases of two Irish internationals Val Harris (Everton) and Mick Hamill (Manchester United) signing for Shelbourne and Belfast Celtic respectively whilst still retained by their English clubs.
1947 In one of England's greatest ever displays Portugal were beaten 10-0 in Lisbon in the first meeting between the two countries. During the game Portugal substituted their goalkeeper and an outfield player and also changed the ball to a smaller Size 4. Tommy Lawton and Stan Mortensen scored four apiece while Tom Finney and Stanley Matthews completed the rout.
1967 Celtic beat Inter Milan 2-1 in Lisbon to become the first British club to win the European Champions Cup. Their line-up was Simpson, Craig, Gemmell, Murdoch, McNeill, Clark, Johnstone, Wallace, Chalmers, Auld and Lennox. Gemmell and Chalmers scored the historic goals.